Skip to main contentUK Finance (with the exception of the Design and Delivery and Standards teams). From 1 July 2017, the finance and banking industry operating in the UK is represented by a new trade association, UK Finance. It represents around 300 firms in the UK providing credit, banking, markets and payment-related services. The new organisation takes on most of the activities previously carried out by the Asset Based Finance Association, the British Bankers’ Association, the Council of Mortgage Lenders, Financial Fraud Action UK, Payments UK and the UK Cards Association. Please go to for new content and updates from UK Finance. For the time being, reports and other information on payments in the UK will continue to be published on this website Publications can still be accessed and purchased through our online portal. Payments UK's Design and Delivery and Standards team are expected to join a new payments body that is planning to launch in the next few months.